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A highly substituted pyrazinophane generated from a quinoidal system via a cascade reaction.

  • Author(s): Anderson, Christopher L;
  • Liang, Jiatao;
  • Teat, Simon J;
  • Garzón-Ruiz, Andrés;
  • Nenon, David P;
  • Navarro, Amparo;
  • Liu, Yi
  • et al.

The generation of a highly-substituted [2.2](2,5)pyrazinophane via a cascade reaction is presented. The pyrazinophane product is formed via the dimerization of a member of the para-azaquinodimethane (p-AQM) family of conjugated quinoidal compounds-reactivity that sheds light on the nature of stability in p-AQMs. Additionally, the electronic and structural nature of this highly-strained ring system are characterized.

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